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Secret Aerospace Projects of the U.S. Navy: The Incredible Attack Aircraft of the USS United States, 1948-1949
Stock #: 80038
Author: Jared A. Zichek

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $51.95

This is the comprehensive story of some of the most radical attack aircraft ever designed to operate from an aircraft carrier. These incredible projects were developed in 1948 to equip the USS United States, an immense 65,000-ton supercarrier that was to have been the core of the Navy’s nascent strategic nuclear bombardment capability. Legendary aerospace companies such as Convair, Curtiss-Wright, Douglas, Fairchild, Lockheed, Martin, North American, Northrop, and Republic would each submit proposals to the competitions. These studies ranged from Douglas’s relatively small and modern Model 593 to their unconventional Model 1186 series, which was inspired by the X-3 Stiletto and featured a small parasite aircraft mounted atop a gigantic missile. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Shadows: Airlift & Airwar in Biafra & Nigeria 1967-1970
Stock #: KB10066
Author: Michael I. Draper

List Price: $44.95
Karen's Price: $40.95

The Nigerian Civil War broke out in 1967 after the country's Eastern Region declared itself the independent state of Biafra. Of the many conflicts and wars that have ravaged Africa, this was one of the most hard-fought, and if ever an air war was fought in the shadows, then this was it. Fusing first-hand accounts and much original documentation, this is the story of a conflict which the world did not want to happen, but one which the illegal international arms trade wanted never to end. more»

Subject: Aviation


Shark Squadron
Stock #: KB10067
Author: Robin Brown

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $36.95

The complete history, from Sopwith Camels in WWI, through desert warfare in WWII, to postwar Hunters, still with the famous 'shark's mouth' markings. more»

Subject: Aviation


Sikorsky H-34: An Illustrated History
Stock #: KB10348
Author: Lennart Lundh

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $22.95

Originally designed in 1952 as an anti-submarine warfare platform for the U.S. Navy, almost two-thousand Sikorsky H-34s have served on every continent with the armed forces of twenty-five countries – from combat in Algeria, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and throughout southeast Asia, to saving flood victims, recovering astronauts, fighting fires, and carrying presidents, military H-34s have met every challenge handed them. The most detailed account of the H-34 to appear, Lennart Lundh's Sikorsky H-34 reflects over a decade of research. It takes the reader through the H-34 from nose to tail, and across its service from Argentina to Vietnam. Few of the photographs have been published before, and many are drawn from private collections. A special feature is the chapter of impressions and anecdotes from fourteen H-34 crew members. more»

Subject: Aviation


Sikorsky HH-52A: An Illustrated History
Stock #: KB10350
Author: Lennart Lundh

List Price: $35.00
Karen's Price: $32.00

In The Sikorsky HH-52A, noted historian Lennart Lundh presents this diminutive helicopter's story for the first time. Covered are design details, international service, licensed production by Mitsubishi, and the story of the "Seaguard's" use by the U.S. Coast Guard. A record of each airframe's history is included, as are photographs of three-quarters of the S-62As, S-62Js, and HH-52As produced. Of special interest are the recollections of nearly a score of Coast Guard pilots and aircrew, and the text of the Army's evaluation of the first production airframe. more»

Subject: Aviation


Sky Warrior
Stock #: 20158
Author: Rene' Francillon

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Karen's Price: $20.00

Like new condition.1988. Soft cover.Book covers aviation in the California Army and Air National Guards. more»

Subject: Aviation


Skystreak, Skyrocket, & Stiletto: Douglas High-Speed X Planes
Stock #: KB10068
Author: Scott Libis

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Karen's Price: $24.95

Gas turbine technology gave birth to the turbojet engine during the 1940s, ushering in the jet age. Paralleling turbojet development, the fledgling rocket engine was ready to make a grandiose debut. The Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak, D- 558-2 Skyrocket, and X-3 Stiletto were among the first aircraft to blend airframe to powerplant in ways that would set the standard for many modern-day aircraft designs. Author Scott Libis brings the story of these beautiful Douglas aircraft to life with more than 300 photos and illustrations. Special attention is paid to the men who flew the planes and the technology that developed along the way. more»

Subject: Aviation


Soviet Strategic Aviation in the Cold War
Stock #: KB10070
Author: Yefim Gordon

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Born in the 1930s, the Soviet Air Force's long-range bomber arm (known initially as the ADD and later as the DA) proved itself during World War II and continued to develop in the immediate post-war years, when the former allies turned into Cold War opponents. Soviet Strategic Aviation in the Cold War shows how the DA's order of battle changed in the period from 1945 to 1991. more»

Subject: Aviation


Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft
Stock #: KB10069
Author: Yefim Gordon

List Price: $56.95
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In both Soviet and modern Russia a multitude of assorted aircraft have been used for test and research purposes – primarily for verifying new avionics, systems, and weaponry. Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft investigates all categories of test and research aircraft: engine testbeds including the Il-76LL and Tu-16LL, radar testbeds such as the SL-18P based on the well-known Il-18 airliner; electronic warfare system testbeds such as the Il-76-11, and those for weapons, aerodynamics, and control configured vehicles like the LMK-2405. more»

Subject: Aviation


Spitfire A Living Legend
Stock #: 20500
Author: Flack

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Table of Contents include; Wing leader; Spits in pieces:Restoring a legend; A Spitfire built for two;Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; Spitfires,Spit fliers; Spit bits

This book is not a history of the Spitfire but is a photographic portfolio . Full color photos on every page. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs: The 52nd Fighter Group in World War II
Stock #: KB10071
Author: Tom Ivie

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $45.95

The USAAF 52nd Fighter Group enjoyed an outstanding record in World War II, but to date its story has never been told. Activated in January 1941, it moved to England in July 1942 for an assignment with the Eighth Air Force. It flew combat missions in Spitfires to France during the summer of 1942 before being reassigned to the invasion force attacking North Africa in November 1942. During its long campaign, the Group destroyed more than 425 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and damaged 135 plus many more on the ground. The 52nd Fighter Group produced 21 Aces. more»

Subject: Aviation


Squadron of Deception: The 36th Bomb Squadron in World War II
Stock #: KB10213
Author: Stephen M. Hutton

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $36.95

Here at last is the exciting, detailed story of the U.S. Eighth Air Force's only Radar Countermeasure squadron that flew from England duing World War II. This book tells of the men of the elite 36th Bomb Squadron and the special operations they flew in modified B-24s to jam the German radar which controlled the fighter and flak batteries. Here too is the story of the men behind the scenes who sought to develop an extension of modern air warfare into the electronic arena and keep ahead of German scientists in the "War in the Ether." This chronological account gathered from secret records, personal diaries, and interviews with the "Old Crows" describes the night missions with the Royal Air Force and the daylight missions with the Eighth. more»

Subject: Aviation


Stalin's Eagles: An Illustrated Study of the Soviet Aces of World War II and Korea
Stock #: KB10257
Author: Hans D. Seidl

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $54.95

Stalin's Eagles is the most complete and detailed book ever published on the Soviet aces. All of the great names are here: Kozhedub, Pokryshkin, Rechkalov, Koldunov, Popkov and numerous others whose thrilling exploits were an inspiration to their comrades, and who handily outscored the top American and British aces. Hundreds of portraits illuminate the lives of many aces, most unknown to western readers, and the desperate struggles of these outstanding fighter pilots who in the end were to make the skies above Eastern Europe their fiefdom. Read here of their dramatic recovery and the terrible losses of the Luftwaffe at the hands of Russian elite pilots as they were winning complete supremacy in the air. more»

Subject: Aviation


Stealth Bomber
Stock #: 20493
Author: Sweetman

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Karen's Price: $4.95

In depth look at the Stealth Bomber. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Straight Up: A History of Vertical Flight
Stock #: KB10409
Author: Steve Markman & Bill Holder

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

This book surveys the technology of all the many VTOL vehicles, and provides an overview of the programs and manufacturers. To take off and land vertically is not an easy task – this is the story of how it has happened thus far. more»

Subject: Aviation


Strike From the Sea
Stock #: KB10073
Author: Tommy H. Thomason

List Price: $46.95
Karen's Price: $42.95

Strike from the Sea: U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft from Skyraider to Super Hornet 1948-Present celebrates carrier-based air-to-ground attack aircraft which first came into operation during the Korean War, reached maturity during Vietnam, and are deployed today throughout the world. Armament from gravity bombs to today's GPS-guided “smart weapons” are covered in great detail, and this book also explains that while many different types of airplanes were required for flying attack missions in the past, only one aircraft - the advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet - is needed to carry out these same missions in an even more complex and hostile combat environment today. more»

Subject: Aviation


Strike and Return: American Air Power and the Fight for Iwo Jima
Stock #: 80013
Author: Graff

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Karen's Price: $27.95

This book examines all aspects of the aviation activities surrounding Iwo Jima during the last year of World War II with exciting and informative first-hand accounts and hundreds of color and black-and-white images many of which have never been published before. 350+ b/w & 25 color photos. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker-WBT Vol. 42
Stock #: KB10027
Author: Yefim Gordon

List Price: $18.95
Karen's Price: $17.95

Recognized as one of the best fighters of the 1990s, the Su-27 “Flanker” is a single-seat supersonic interceptor that is often declared the finest and most successful fighter of the Cold War era. Over 300 photos illustrate the story of the Su-27. Topics covered include design, development, structural detail, international production, trials, upgrades and generations, comparisons, overseas sales, and much more. more»

Subject: Aviation

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